“I’ve a whole lot of favourite recollections, however I do bear in mind one time him coming to see [Queen] play,” Might recalled. “We went again to the lodge afterwards. He’d introduced a bottle of his favourite drink with him, which I feel was Southern Consolation. Anyway, he’s knocking it again, and so I began knocking it again, and I fully misplaced it. The following factor I bear in mind I used to be on the ground within the lavatory, having fallen down and cracked my head on the washbasin. I don’t even bear in mind going into the lavatory. It’s one of many few instances in my life the place I’ve gotten uncontrolled.”
The artists first met backstage in Munich early in Van Halen’s profession as their respective bands opened for Black Sabbath. They bonded over their mutual love for guitars, later swapping two of their custom-made devices in the course of the making of Might’s 1983 Star Fleet Project mini-LP. “I gave the impression of me on his guitar and he gave the impression of him on my guitar,” Might stated with fun in a 2020 interview with Guitar World.
The concept for the Star Fleet Project was born after Might bought hooked on the Japanese TV present X Bomber (renamed Star Fleet within the U.Okay) and have become impressed to rerecord the present’s theme track with the assistance of a number of musician pals. “I do know Edward performed the solo on Star Fleet thrice,” Might stated in an interview final 12 months with UCR. “Every time it was unimaginable. Every time it was completely different.” The undertaking turned out to be a collaboration of rock titans and a uncommon journey exterior of Van Halen for the band’s namesake guitarist.
“Van Halen” could also be one of the crucial recognizable names in rock music, however the late founder wasn’t all the time a fan of the moniker that grew to become connected to him personally, in line with Might. “I don’t prefer to name him Eddie,” the Queen guitarist stated within the UCR interview. “He all the time used to say, “I don’t like this ‘Eddie Van Halen’ factor! I’m Edward!”
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A thread runs by means of all of it: a hard-won sense of individuality. Queen had been a band like no different.